SAMANTHA STOSUR

Complete Game Analysis

Date of Birth:

03/30/1984

Residence:

Gold Coast, Australia

Height:

5'9'' / 175 cm

Weight:

150 lbs / 68 kg

Turned Pro:

1999

Last Update:

August 2019

Number of Points Analyzed for this Study:

2349

Shots' Ranking 2020

Return

123

Forehand

85

Backhand

117

Volley

121

Samantha Stosur's Strengths

Serve

5 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 60% more Aces/Service Winners & 20% fewer Double Faults than her Rivals on Average
    * None
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on First Serve (27%)
    * Second Serve Won Points (50%)
    * Ratio of Double Faults (9%)
    * Ratio of Aces/Service Winners on Second Serve (7%)

Return

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Return
    * 30% fewer Points & 20% more Errors with the Return than her Rivals on Average
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Return
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Return
    * First Serve Return Won Points (33%)

Forehand

4 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% more Points for the same Ratio of Errors with the Forehand than her Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Forehand Cross
    * High Ratio of Points with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * High Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Inside Out & Inside In
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Forehand Cross & Down the Line
    * Forehand Drop Shot (not really played)
    * Forehand Effectiveness on the Service Games
    * Forehand Attacks on a short ball

Backhand

2 Stars

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

    * 20% fewer Errors with the Backhand than her Rivals on Average
    * 2 times fewer Points & 10% more Errors with the Backhand than his Rivals on Average
    * Low Ratio of Errors with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Low Ratio of Points with the Backhand Cross & Down the Line
    * Backhand Touch on a short ball
    * Backhand Effectiveness on the Return Games

Volley

3 Stars

Strengths:

    * Total of Points Won at the Net (12%)
    * 1-2 Punch Approach (5% of er total points won)
    * Baseline Approach (6% of her total points won)

Weaknesses:

    * Percentage of Points Won at the Net (60%)
    * Chip & Charge (not really played)
    * Volley Points/Errors Ratio (48%)

Samanthan Stosur's Game Style

Server

High

When compared with her rivals, Samantha Stosur takes by far her biggest edge with the serve. She makes on average 60% more aces/service winners and 20% less double faults. Because of that we can say that she is a Server.

Puncher

High

Samantha Stosur's second best shot is the Punching forehand. She makes on average 20% more points with that shot than her rivals and this is especially with the inside out & inside in forehand that she is the most aggressive.

Tempo Player

Low

Even though Samantha Stosur plays the backhand rather close to the baseline, she isn't a Tempo player at all. The Punching game style is so dominant with her that the ratio of points won with the backhand & backhand return is far below average.

Offensive Player

Medium

Samatha Stosur comes in more than the average of the WTA players but we can's say that she is that effective at the net. The percentage of points won and the volley points/errors ratio is below average. In her case, the forehand approach is better than the quality of her volley.

Retriever

Medium-low

Having such a big serve & forehand and coming in more than average, Samantha Stosur isn't a Retriever. Nonetheless, when the baseline rallies extend over 8 shots she gets good results.

US Open Title (2011)

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